Ian Kessner Release dateAugust 21, 1998 WriterJohn Clifford (story), Adam Grossman (screenplay) DirectorsIan Kessner, Adam Grossman CastBobbie Phillips (Alex Grant), Shawnee Smith (Sandra Grant), Paul Johansson (Michael) Similar moviesShawnee Smith appears in Carnival of Souls and The Blob
TaglineEnter at your own risk!
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Carnival of Souls (also billed as Wes Craven Presents 'Carnival of Souls') is a 1998 horror film, a remake of Herk Harvey's 1962 horror film of the same name, although it has very little in common with the story of the original. It stars Bobbie Phillips and comedian Larry Miller, and was directed by Adam Grossman and Ian Kessner. It was executive produced by Wes Craven. The tagline for the film was: "Enter at your own risk! Enter if you dare."
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Although this film is a remake of 1962's Carnival of Souls, it bears little resemblance to the original aside from the ending. This film centers on Alex Grant (Bobbie Phillips) who witnesses a carnival clown named Louis Seagram (Larry Miller) raping and murdering her mother on January 24, 1977. Twenty years later, Seagram returns after being released from prison and attacks Alex in her car. She drives the car into the river, and as she struggles back to shore she has hallucinations of Seagram and the same carnival where she met him. Alex is then drawn into a ghoulish game of cat and mouse with Seagram at the carnival.
Bobbie Phillips as Alex Grant
Shawnee Smith as Sandra Grant
Larry Miller as Louis Seagram
Paul Johansson as Michael
Cleavant Derricks as Sid
Henry G. Sanders as Officer Soby
Brendan Dillon as Henry
Anna K. McKown as Elaine
Raquel Beaudene as Young Alex
Tiffanie Ann Taylor as Young Sandra
Joseph S. Griffo as Photographer
Robert LaSardo as Candyman
Mark Paskell as Clown
Ellen Albertini Dow as Mrs. Meltzer
Andrew Craig as Worker
Carnival of Souls was released on August 21, 1998 on a limited theatrical run, and eventually came direct-to-video in the United States and other territories.
The film received negative reviews from critics, and holds a 20% on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes.